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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. Stargirl Stargirl 1 by Jerry Spinelli. A celebration of nonconformity; a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity--and the thrill and inspiration of first love.
Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes--for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of A celebration of nonconformity; a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity--and the thrill and inspiration of first love. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music, enchanting the Mica student body. But the delicate scales of popularity suddenly shift, and Stargirl is shunned for everything that makes her different.
Somewhere in the midst of Stargirl's arrival and rise and fall, normal Leo Borlock has tumbled into love with her. In a celebration of nonconformity, Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity--and the thrill and inspiration of first love.
Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published September by Scholastic first published November 13th More Details Original Title. Stargirl Caraway , Leo Borlock. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Stargirl , please sign up. Does anyone know someone who has any of the qualities that Stargirl has? Phoebe I do. Once, during a talent show, one girl was singing and she messed up, but a girl I know called out and said 'it's okay!
I don't actually know if it was her, but I'm pretty sure, and she's usually very energetic. Eesha Chapter 2 is more focused on StarGirl, and theories about her. You start to get to know her a little better. And the back and forth argument of is she …more Chapter 2 is more focused on StarGirl, and theories about her. And the back and forth argument of is she real, is she a fake less. See all 71 questions about Stargirl….
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Stargirl Stargirl, 1. Shelves: owned. Okay, I'm going to say it. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli is a young adult classic maybe even a children's classic but that's really a cataloguing issue that I am ill-equipped to discuss.
This designation raises the question: What makes a book any book a classic? For me it means a book that is timeless; something you can read years and years after it was written without the book losing its vibrancy.
A classic also needs to have memorable writing and characters. It needs to speak to the reader. It needs to be a book that you enjoy more every time you read it or talk about it. Classics are the books you want to immerse yourself in: the books you wish you could live in with the characters that you wish were your friends. I'll say it again: Stargirl is a classic.
The story starts with Leo Borlock, who moved to Mica, Arizona at the age of twelve. Around the time of his move, Leo decided to start collecting porcupine neckties--no easy task, especially in Mica. For two years, Leo's collection stood at one tie.
Until his fourteenth birthday when an unknown someone presented Leo with his second tie, someone who was watching from the sidelines. Mica's unusual events don't stop there. The story continues when Leo is a junior in high school. On the first day the name on everyone's lips is Stargirl. Formerly home-schooled, Stargirl is a sophomore like no one Leo or any of the other Mica students has ever met before: "She was elusive.
She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.
She represents the kind of magic more people need in their lives: to appreciate the little things, to dare to be different, to be kind to strangers. The kind of magic where you still believe things can be wondrous.
In the story, Leo soon realizes that Stargirl might be someone he could love. Unfortunately, high school students don't always believe in or appreciate magic like Stargirl's. As the school moves from fascination to adoration and, finally, to disdain Leo finds himself in an impossible position: forced to choose between the girl he loves and his entire lifestyle.
Technically speaking I love everything about this book: the characters, the story, the cover art. This one has the full package. Spinelli's writing throughout the story is perfect. He captures Leo's fascination with Stargirl as well as his equivocation as he is forced to choose between Stargirl and "the crowd. The writing is cogent, sentences brief. Nonetheless, the text is rich. This book never gets old or boring.
Spinelli creates a compelling, utterly new narrative here with a charmingly memorable heroine. You can find this review and more on my blog Miss Print View all 34 comments. I read this in middle school as required reading and absolutely LOVED it, but coming back to it years later, I couldn't help but notice some of its flaws. I got very attached to the story despite it being less than pages and I do love the moral that Spinelli is trying to get across, but I was not a big fan of the characters.
Although, with a book this short, exaggerated characters are pretty much a necessity. I recommend this book to everyone, though, especially middle schoolers who feel the I read this in middle school as required reading and absolutely LOVED it, but coming back to it years later, I couldn't help but notice some of its flaws. I recommend this book to everyone, though, especially middle schoolers who feel the need to conform. View all 6 comments. Jul 25, Karen rated it really liked it.
Very sweet. I had this book lying around and picked it up to give myself a break from the Holocaust Monster I've been chipping away at for the past month, and it definitely did the trick. The kids seem a little innocent - more like elementary school than high school - but dammit why CAN'T there be beautiful and magical teenagers who hold hands at the movies and give their friends cupcakes and valentines? View all 12 comments. May 07, Aj the Ravenous Reader rated it really liked it Shelves: young-adult.
She is everything every school girl wishes she could be but will never dare to be. She does the last thing someone who wants to fit in will ever do.
Brec Bassinger Reveals A Closer Look At The ‘Stargirl’ Costume
DC Universe continues to expand its library of comics, TV shows, and movies, with new originals. Brec Bassinger was cast for the title character back in September and her suit was revealed in early March. Check it out below! In it, Courtney finds the cosmic conveyer belt from the original Star-Spangled Kid later called Skyman.
It turns out that question is a bit more complicated than it initially appears because you could be talking about two different characters. Both Stargirls are adaptations, centered on inspirational high school girls relocating to a new town, and come from streaming services whose names start with the letter D, which might make things confusing. Executive produced by Greg Berlanti and showrunner Geoff Johns, who created the comic book character in , this brand-new superhero show follows high schooler Courtney Whitmore Brec Bassinger as she moves to Blue Valley, Neb. Moreover, she also draws Pat out of retirement and he jumps in a foot robotic suit as her sidekick S. Her offbeat joie-de-vivre brings a lonely boy named Leo Graham Verchere out of his shell and also sparks an outburst of school spirit. When her classmates turn on her, she tones down her personality to fit before ultimately learning to embrace what makes them all different. Save FB Tweet ellipsis More. TV Show.
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If you need a break from epidemiology at any point in the next few weeks or, gulp, months , you could always take a turn over to some cultural anthropology. In many ways, Stargirl is a standard entry in the dreamy-teen canon, which has enjoyed a post- Fault In Our Stars resurgence. Sure, fine; nothing remarkable there. Only, the girl is remarkable. Her mood can change quickly, though, and she makes rash decisions.
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My Website. Stargirl is round because during the course of the book we are clearly told what acts like and looks like and how "unique" she is and that she's not afraid to show who Stargirl is. She is also a really nice person. And she does that exactly.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: OneRepublic - Counting Stars (Official Music Video)
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The character's name, appearance, and personality were patterned after Johns' sister Courtney, who died in the explosion of TWA Flight in Courtney Whitmore was originally known as the second Star-Spangled Kid , but she began using the name "Stargirl" after she was presented with the Cosmic Staff by Jack Knight. The character was created by writer Geoff Johns and artist Lee Moder. She made her first appearance in Stars and S. Courtney Whitmore , stepdaughter of Pat Dugan , finds the original Star-Spangled Kid 's gear in her stepfather's belongings. She dons the costume to annoy Dugan, as she resents his marrying her mother and moving the family from Los Angeles to Blue Valley, Nebraska.
I'm doing this thing where I read the favorite books of people I admire. This is one of those books. The story itself, while sweet, was a bit too juvenile for my personal taste. It was well written, I
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